Olivier Le Maître is a Research Director at CNRS and affiliated with the Center for Applied Mathematics of the Ecole Polytechnique CMAP (UMR7641) located in the Institut Polytechnique de Paris Campus, Palaiseau.
He is a permanent member of the joint Inria-CNRS-Polytechnique team PLATON.
He graduated in mechanical engineering and aero-thermo-chemistry at the University du Havre in 1995, Ph.D. in computational mechanics at the University du Havre in 1998, Habilitation Diploma at the University d’Evry in 2006. From 1998 to 2007, he was an Assistant Professor at the University d’Evry’s mechanical engineering department before being appointed full researcher by the CNRS and joining the LIMSI (Computer Science Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering) in Orsay. He was promoted to CNRS Research Director in 2011.
From 2013 to 2015, he was Visiting Professor at Duke University and Visiting Faculty at the Center for Uncertainty Quantification of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
He has visited Johns Hopkins University and Sandia National Labs multiple times as a visiting researcher or professor.
He has co-authored more than 100 publications in international journals. He is a former associate editor of the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing and a current member of the editorial board of the International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification.
His research activities concern uncertainty quantification methods, computational fluid dynamics, numerical approximation of PDEs, high-performance computing, and statistical methods.